Lexus has released this teaser image of the 2013 ES sedan, and – surprise, surprise – it shows off the spindle grille and LED running lamps found on each and every one of the automaker's vehicles. More to the point, it looks exactly like what we saw in a set of Chinese spy shots that we posted last month, so really, there isn't much left for us to speculate on in terms of design.

The Camry-based Lexus mid-sizer will likely debut in ES 350 guise, powered by Toyota's tried-and-true 3.5-liter V6. And while, historically, there's only been one engine offered in the ES range, rumor has it that this sixth-generation model may gain a hybrid variant with a version of the Camry Hybrid's gasoline-electric powertrain. Regardless, Lexus states that the new ES will feature "a new dynamic driving experience." We'll see about that.

Inside, expect a host of updates similar to what we've seen on the GS sedan, including a larger infotainment display screen and mouse-like controller, as well as the addition of Lexus Enform. We'll have the full details next week live from New York, so stay tuned. For now, hit the jump for the automaker's brief press blast.
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All-New Lexus ES Luxury Sedan to Make World Debut at 2012 New York International Auto Show

TORRANCE, Calif., March 28, 2012 – Lexus will reveal the all-new ES luxury sedan on Wednesday, April 4th, in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show.

The sixth-generation ES model introduces a progressive new design featuring the Lexus signature spindle grille and a new dynamic driving experience.

The Lexus press conference will take place on Wednesday, April 4th at 11:20 a.m. EDT at the New York International Auto Show. It will be on display in the Lexus exhibit from April 6-15, 2012.


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      benlikes
      • 3 Years Ago
      So funny reading the internet fanboys complaining about this car not being a sports car. That's not the purpose of the ES. Never has been, Never will be. This car is all about comfort.
      iamjomu
      • 3 Years Ago
      That dreadful gap between the hood and the grille gives me the chills. Don't even get me started about the front and rear overhangs seen on the spy shots. The current generation Lexus ES is much more aesthetically pleasing in my opinion.
        Marcus Spencer
        • 3 Years Ago
        @iamjomu
        Yeah that gap is kind of unnoticeable at first glance but once noticed...it looks god awful. The spyshots of the entire car still looks good to me though.
      Patrick Allin
      • 3 Years Ago
      The full car is already all over the web: http://cdn.thelexusenthusiast.com/images/weblog/12-02-21-2013-lexus-es-250-revealed.jpg
      sloanlo
      • 3 Years Ago
      The whole car has already been leaked: http://www.worldcarfans.com/112022241488/2013-lexus-es-caught-undisguised
      Autoblogist
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pointless, the pics of this car are all over the web by now.
      Corey Allen
      • 3 Years Ago
      As a 30 year old making 80k a year with no kids and a working wife I should be in Lexus's demographic but yet they have absolutely nothing I'd want. I have no interest in a upgraded front wheel drive or an over weight automatic wanna be sports tourer. Infinity and BMW on the other hand...
        Get a life
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        It's Infiniti, not Infinity. Apparently you've never driven an IS-F. Lexus does have RWD drive options, and speaking of overweight, BMW could learn to shed a few pounds with their newest offerings.
        regionrat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        I wish I could make 80k a year and be uppity about cars and still not know how to spell Infiniti.
          Corey Allen
          • 3 Years Ago
          @regionrat
          Meh, if that's all you got so be it. Orders up.
        muspod
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        Looks like a G37 is in your (and mine) future. The Es is a soft quiet camry. Yawn boring. IS is too small. and the GS is ok but 50k+?! The F...There's a reason you never see those aound. The G37 is resonably priced has a bunch of power. good milage,RWD & looks good. No brainer desicion..
          Antonio Bailey™
          • 3 Years Ago
          @muspod
          And yet the new GS trounces any Infiniti being offered right now. You can drive your dated G37 crap, while the new GS continues to fly off of dealership lots.
        IS-F Hegemony
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        Was that just a sneaky way to tell your friends in Facebook you make more money then them? Drive an F. You can get a very low mileage one for the price of a new G37. If you drive one you'll buy one.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @IS-F Hegemony
          [blocked]
        www.dailycarblog.com
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        We just drove one and they are nice, the main issue we had was the transmission, the RX 450h uses a CVT gearbox which can feel a bit docile at times. The Infiniti 4x4 is very nice to drive and very sporty, with excellent ride and handling for a big car, but it doesn't work as a brand for us just yet, its just starting to sold in the UK. BMW X5 has terrible ride the Infiniti feels much more refined. Why do American's get upset and angry over simple spelling errors. It happens calm down people!
          Corey Allen
          • 3 Years Ago
          @www.dailycarblog.com
          I agree, having owned a G37 coupe. I traded in because letting it sit in my garage during the winter was a huge waste. I got an EX35 after trying out the different CUV's on the market; the Lexus CUV's are all soccer mom, BMW and Mercedes are way over priced for what you get. The EX35 AWD is amazing in the snow and yet throw on some good tires + a sway bar and you'd be putting hurt on a 350z. People get annoyed when they can't have nice things too, I worked my ass off and now I'm enjoying it. If all they can do is knock spelling, so be it. haha.
        Antonio Bailey™
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        You can't even spell "Infiniti" properly, and you think anyone is supposed to take you seriously?? Go drive your wannabe Hyundai or Kia, hon.
        leo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        i'm with you thought i can be called biased as I drive a G35, and want the new 335i really bad
        Radwon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Corey Allen
        That's great. I don't think this car could compete with the BMW but I wouldn't look twice at an Infinity let alone an ES.
      David Bebesi
      • 3 Years Ago
      BORING...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Bebesi
        [blocked]
        Brian Lara
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Bebesi
        You know what is boring, your comment.
        ctsmith1066
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Bebesi
        Yes, comments that reflexively label anything and everything Toyota or Lexus as boring or dull are in fact BORING.
          1STH
          • 3 Years Ago
          @ctsmith1066
          no....FACTS are never boring.
      MiddleClassMotoring
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow - all these new Lexus cars look exactly the same. But that's all right - the typical Lexus driver won't be able to tell the difference between them anyway.
        Famsert
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MiddleClassMotoring
        Just like BMW and Audi owners right?
          SatinSheetMetal
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Famsert
          I'm not an Audi owner, I can't come anywhere near affording one, but I can tell you the models based on the running lights. Not that hard to differentiate really.
      jpick92943
      • 3 Years Ago
      There is no better driving car; the interior is beautiful and so easy to use.
        trevor-k
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jpick92943
        ""There is not better driving car""........ Are you serious? and lexus is still behind the big 3 in terms of interiors.
          Bruce Lee
          • 3 Years Ago
          @trevor-k
          I dunno why people rave so much about Audi interiors, the cheaper Audi models have horribly cheap interiors compared to cheaper Lexus models. I highly doubt that anybody who's sat in an A3 actually thinks all Audi interiors are fantastic because the A3 interior was the cheapest thing I've ever seen. No wonder it flopped so hard in the US-it feels like a cheap piece of crap.
          Trevor
          • 3 Years Ago
          @trevor-k
          The A3 hasn't been updated SINCE 2002, what does that say about lexus when the CT barely has a better interior, the new A3 is lightyears better than the CT
        Xedicon
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jpick92943
        Ahhh... no better driving car? Not sure where you're going with that one...
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh no, there's that gross Lexus hourglass (??) grill again. Yuck.
      EvilTollMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      At this point Lexus might as well just show us all of the new 'spindle' grill models. It's almost completely predictable what they are going to look like.
      DK
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not liking that multi-level interior look...
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